WBBL season one major player signings

WOMEN’S BIG BASH LEAGUE SEASON ONE – MAJOR PLAYER SIGNINGS:

* Adelaide Strikers – Megan Schutt

A fast bowler, 22-year-old Schutt of the SA Scorpions has appeared for the Southern Stars in Test, ODI and T20 internationals, including the 2013 Women’s ODI World Cup

* Brisbane Heat – Holly Ferling

19-year-old Ferling is a pace bowler for Queensland Fire, and has played for Australia in the 2013 World Cup and 2014 World T20

* Hobart Hurricanes – Julie Hunter

31-year-old Hunter is a pace bowler for Victoria Spirit, winning three Women’s T20 titles in a row from 2010-12. Hunter is also a winner of the ODI and T20 World Cups with the Southern Stars

* Melbourne Renegades – Sarah Elliott

A 33-year-old batsman, Elliott is a long-time Test international and winner of the 2010 World T20 title

* Melbourne Stars – Meg Lanning

Widely considered the finest cricketer in the women’s game, 23-year-old Lanning is the youngest Southern Stars’ captain and Australian Player of the Year. Lanning bats for Victoria Spirit

* Perth Scorchers – Jess Cameron

26-year-old Cameron is a batsman for Victorian Spirit, winning three consecutive T20 titles from 2010-2012 and representing Australia at the 2009 and victorious 2013 World Cup campaigns

* Sydney Sixers – Ellyse Perry

Perry, a dual cricket-football international, is a 24-year-old allrounder for the NSW Breakers and one of the most recognisable names in Australian sport. Perry has won three world T20 titles

* Sydney Thunder – Rene Farrell

28-year-old Farrell is a fast bowler for the ACT Meteors, having played in the 2009 World Cup and the 2010 and 2014 world T20 championships for Australia

WBBL SEASON ONE:

* Total games: 59

* Duration: 51 days

* First game: Saturday December 5, Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars at Junction Oval, Melbourne

* First Sydney derby: Sunday December 6, Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium, Sydney

* First Melbourne derby: Saturday January 2, Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, MCG

* WBBL final: Sunday January 24

* Quota for Southern Stars’ representatives per team: 5

* Quota for foreign cricketers per team: 3

* Cricket Australia’s ‘Women’s Payment Fund’, for female cricketer wages: $2.26 million

* Retainers for WBBL players: $3000-$10,000 per campaign

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
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